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This message was authored by Jupe77 This message was authored by: Jupe77

Bring back Britannia!

Sky: Please bring back Britannia! You can't leave us hanging like that!

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This message was authored by Daniel0210 This message was authored by: Daniel0210

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@Jupe77 

Never watched it but it's been suggested that the uptake was low compared to pre-pandemic and Sky decided not to renew it. 


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This message was authored by TimmyBGood This message was authored by: TimmyBGood

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@Jupe77 

 

Sky has apparently “declined to comment” on the show’s cancellation, but there may be a number of factors behind the decision.

Britannia is a very expensive production to make by British budget standards.

As happened with several of our favourite shows , the extended gap between seasons due to the pandemic very likely caused a loss of momentum for interest in Britannia, which it failed to regain upon its return in 2021.

There’s also the relaunch of EPIX to take into account.

The American broadcaster of Britannia was presumably also a key financial contributor to the show’s production, but their recent rebrand as MGM+  may have led to a refocusing on commissioning newer shows rather than renewing old EPIX titles.

 

https://britishperioddramas.com/news/britannia-season-4-cancelled-sky-2023/ 

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This message was authored by Leira This message was authored by: Leira

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I second. Please bring it back!! Was a solid 10

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@Leira 

 

A Guardian article back in 2018 indicated that Britannia was then budgeted at $6 million per episode which made it a pretty expensive product for a niche broadcast audience.  Unfortunately it's in the nature of such things that it's really difficult to get the talent back together once a series is dropped even if a budget could now be found.

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This message was authored by lettice This message was authored by: lettice

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Do agree.

Shame it ended like it did.

Must admit, all seasons we had stayed on spot with good episodes.

Not sure I remember a poor one.

It did go through quite a few production changes each series and backing, but kept the spirit of the idea.

 

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This message was authored by poppstar This message was authored by: poppstar

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I have watched and rewatched Brittania. Such an entertaining story, perfect historical fictionwith a magical twist. But I can not  stress enough how dispicable it is to leave a series on such a huge cliffhanger (understatement). Ending the show this way takes so much from the previous seasons. The entire premise of the show is that there is a prophecy being played out by a chosen one where everyone has their path and part to play. For 3 years fans watch to see when the prophecy and the chosen ones role in it will be revealed, just to be completely denied. It's almost disrepectful to fans, as if the time invested by the fans to follow this story does not matter. It's like reading an amazing book and finding out it was printed without the last chapter! Not Cool. If another full season is just not feasible, how about a mini series, or a movie. Really anything that will just give us the last chapter in the story.

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@poppstar 

 

Unfortunately if the economics don't work then it's not going to happen: that's a relatively expensive set of cast and creatives to put together just to finish off a story arc for a niche (effectively UK-only) audience, and having a juvenile lead is also an issue when production spans years.

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This message was authored by BoluT This message was authored by: BoluT

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Bring back Pwykka!!!!!

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@BoluT 

The reasons production probably stopped are explained in the previous posts. 


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This message was authored by Mitzi9796 This message was authored by: Mitzi9796

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Yes please bring Britania back even if it's just an hour or 2 hour show to give us an ending please!!!!!

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@Mitzi9796 

 

As noted in the links above, Epix no longer exists and MGM+ doesn't operate in the UK.  Without investment from someone on the scale of Amazon or Netflix it's extremely unlikely that Sky would think it's financially worthwhile to make such a thing.

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This message was authored by Feanor1971 This message was authored by: Feanor1971

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My one thing to add: Americans do watch this show.  Portland, Oregon here.  I really wanted to see if my pet theory of Cait eventually becoming a druid mentor type for Boudica was going to happen.  Very dissapointed by the cancellation.

This message was authored by tv9 This message was authored by: tv9

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great show bring it back

 

This message was authored by CharlotteAA34 This message was authored by: CharlotteAA34

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So disappointed! I've just finished watching it solidly over the last few weeks and I had no idea the ending was missing! I was so in to it and now just the huge disappointment that I'm not going to see the prophecy play out in full with Cait and the Veran and Rome etc. Theres literally no end. Its a huge and unwanted cliffhanger. What a total rubbish decision....

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